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Wooley Bear Cold Long Winter?????
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Seaha    Posted 09-19-2004 at 10:41:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As I was sweeping the deck off removing the massive quanitify of leaves that have fallen in the past two days, I discovered a LARGE BLACK FURRY and I mean FURRY wooley bear... I picked it up and saw that it had very thin brown bands,I had to literally part the thick black ones to look and even find the brown bands. I have never in all my 50 some years seen one like this. So is this an indication that I maybe should get the log splitter out and start on that tree I took down last spring....and start moving the deer meat in the freezer around to prepare for the hopefully two deer the old man should get this year. Our wildlife activity in the woods, and believe me I live in the woods, has been rather busy this year.
The generator is clean and filled, the ATV has a new winch for the plow...I am washing winter clothes as I type...I am covering the boat...bass boat best kind to have...and the sky was black with geese last evening and the noise was deafening....I watched them land in the lake like a black swarm....scares me..the truck needs new tires...and a tune up.
Went down the road about a week ago and spotted six deer in the field, one piebald,,she had her babies with her and I stopped to my travel to work down a highway I spotted six dead ones along the side and the other day in broad daylight a huge buck was just standing in the road daring me to hit him...I cant remember this much activity this early. I know bow season starts soon but I hardly ever see them in the day light ususally when its dusk...heck they are running though the back of the woods all night.
The little terrier sits on the bed by the window in the middle of the night...and carries on like crazy over the crashing going on...winter will it be rough..I life in Ohio about 50 miles south of Lake Erie....are we going to get blasted this year...I remember my dads weather predictions..he would get up in the morning look outside and say well...its cold.....thats about it, never watched the weather report just looked outside.LOL..
I remember one October, we were outside in the cold digging up the potatoes and dad hurrying us along saying we have to get ready. The following week we burned the fields and absolute treat for a kid playing with fire..Six days latter we had a vicious blizzard, I have pictures showing me standing in snow up to my waist,,I was this what I have to look forward too....

George in TX    Posted 09-19-2004 at 15:13:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't remember ever seeing one of these critters but I've heard this story many times. I got to wondering if there was anything to it so I did a bit of looking around. One place I looked was The Old Farmer's Almanac which has an article that adds credence to this forecasting method.

Bob    Posted 08-05-2008 at 14:25:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found two wooley bears while weeding the herb garden in Niagara Falls, NY. They had no black on them whatsoever. Mild winter?

valerie    Posted 11-01-2007 at 13:21:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
what is the scientific name for a wooley bear??

chad    Posted 09-19-2004 at 14:37:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hey seahag, where abouts in ohio ? im in ashland and grew up in avon and wellington. family farm in newcomerstown now. kinda rare to see someone from my neck of the woods.

seahag    Posted 09-19-2004 at 15:33:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chad//////Chippewa Lake, we are neighbors, grew up in henrietta twp west of oberlin...we were neighbors growing up too LOL small world...

seahag    Posted 09-19-2004 at 10:42:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I cant type its seahag lol

seahag    Posted 09-19-2004 at 10:42:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I cant type its seahag lol

Cindi    Posted 09-19-2004 at 11:00:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
From someone who more often than not signs her name 'Cindiq', no harm done.

I don't know about the winters, I don't even know what a wooley bear is, but I think this year is going to be above average all over for the bad stuff...whatever that may be according to your particular location.

Ron,ar    Posted 09-19-2004 at 12:21:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am glad you cleared that up, I thought you had found a real wooly bear on your back porch.LOL

seahag    Posted 09-19-2004 at 12:05:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well cindiq...wooley bears are catapillars..thats what we call them up here..they say, whoever they is, that the smaller the brown bands the worse weather you have to contend with in the winter.

seahag    Posted 09-19-2004 at 12:05:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well cindiq...wooley bears are catapillars..thats what we call them up here..they say, whoever they is, that the smaller the brown bands the worse weather you have to contend with in the winter.

I always say...    Posted 09-19-2004 at 14:48:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
..anything worth saying is worth repeating. LOL

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